July 8, 2015

Heart Surgery

by Jesse Johnson

Eric Davis normally blogs here on Wednesdays. He pastors Cornerstone Church in Jackson, WY, is married to Leslie, and has three daughters.

Eric Davis' Heart Surgery (Eric and Leslie Davis)

Last year Eric  found out that he was born with a rare genetic condition that affects his connective tissue. It’s called Loey’s Dietz Syndrome, and this condition has led to an aneurysm on his heart. His doctors at Stanford Medical Center have strongly recommended that he have an aortic root replacement–open heart surgery. His surgery is scheduled for tomorrow (July 9) in California. His recovery time is unknown, but will likely be a few months.  

Please pray for the Davis family. They are relocating to the Palo Alto area for this surgery because Eric needs to be near that particular hospital throughout his recovery. Pray for Cornerstone Church. In 2009 Eric, along with a team of faithful people (many from The Master’s College) planted the church in Jackson. I know other than his family, Cornerstone is what Eric treasures most, and would love to know people are praying for them. It is a strong and healthy church, which has raised up several leaders who are capable to love and shepherd the flock while the Davis family are away, but please pray for them.

I personally am thankful for Eric’s example–he has really lived out the Acts way of planting a church, raising up leaders, and embracing trials as a chance to glorify God through faith. As you remember him and his family, I hope it brings you joy (as it does me) to partner with their church through praying for their pastor.

[And for those of you wondering, through some twist of providence, Eric is one of two Cripplegate contributors with Loey’s Dietz Syndrome. The other–Josiah Grauman–wrote about his experience here.]

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Jesse is the Teaching Pastor at Immanuel Bible Church in Springfield, VA. He also leads The Master's Seminary Washington DC location.